SV Prasad Rao worked as senior administrative officer in the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Telangana, India, for 37 years until retiring in May 2022. During his tenure at ICRISAT, he was involved in organizing 6-months in-service training programs to African participants from 1992 to 2005 that was conducted every year. He also assisted in organizing international training courses and workshops at Nepal and Sri Lanka. He had a wide range of experience in providing administrative support to training courses, workshops, seminars etc., organized at ICRISAT, Patancheru, regularly. In addition, under administrative direction, he directed, managed, supervised and coordinated the activities and operations of the Administrative division within an assigned department including purchasing, budgeting, accounting, personnel, information technology, and administrative support programs and services; supervised and directed assigned professional and administrative support staff; coordinated assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and provided highly responsible and complex administrative support to the department director.
At this course, he is providing administrative and logistic support.